3TIER has teamed up with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to sustainable energy, to publicly release wind and solar annual averages from 3TIER's global datasets.
According to 3TIER, the data will now be available via IRENA's Global Renewable Energy Atlas, an open-access online platform that provides free information and assessments of renewable energy potential to policymakers, investors and researchers worldwide.Â
3TIER says its data will help experts such as IRENA's Gauri Singh and other partners involved in the Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative evaluate what can be done in terms of transmission and policy planning over the next 20 years to accelerate the expansion of renewable power sources along a power grid stretching from Egypt to South Africa. The company says the data will also aid the U.N. Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
"Updated, high-resolution datasets, like 3TIER's, allow countries to do advanced analysis of resource assessment and help guide policy frameworks that promote renewables,’ says Gauri Singh, director of country support and partnerships at IRENA.
"With this move, we are saying to the world, "This is your data now, put it to good work,'" adds Craig Husa, CEO of 3TIER.